Ever since the announcement that the bailout of TfL during lockdown came with conditions, including the end of free travel for under 18s, there has been an enormous amount of misinformation pedalled by media and politicians. The LibDems started a campaign to reverse the changes despite the fact that they still haven’t been actioned. The i-news explained how children up to 15 enjoyed free travel on the tube – oh no they don’t! My London also believed that the changes had already been made, and I’m sure many other news outlets fell for the same poor journalism.
The facts are that as usual with this incompetent government, an idea was put forward and agreed without any understanding of the complexity involved in implimenting it.